- Anaxos sandy shore in Lesvos Anaxos sandy shore in Lesvos
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- Anaxos Attractions
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3.1 Ambelia and Megali Tsichranda Beaches
In close proximity to the popular seaside resort of Petra, Anaxos boasts one of the most visit-worthy beaches in northern Lesvos. Just three kilometers from the legendary harbor of Achilles, the beach at Anaxos is defined by its family-friendly character and the greenness of the surrounding scenery.
At the northwest of the overgrown valley, the sandy shore of Anaxos is an ideal getaway for those travelling with children or merely wishing to relax in a seaside location famed for its natural magnificence. The beach has continued to receive Blue Flag certification over the course of several years and it is one of the most attractive and best-organized beaches on Lesvos island. Famed for the beauty of its sunsets, it attracts numerous visitors who come here to gaze at the peacefully setting sun.
If you are on the look-out for a tranquil green setting where the beach is as organized as it is splendid, Anaxos beach should be high on your must-visit list. While it is unlikely you will want to leave here, a plethora of good beaches are in the region and, with Anaxos being so favored by its proximity to Petra, you will have a range of activities to choose from.
If you find yourself in northern Lesvos, do make the trip to Anaxos and take advantage of the glorious beach and the variety of amenities in the main village settlement. The main village includes a variety of hotels, cafes and restaurants yet, even as development has been slowly advancing into the green, overgrown region, Anaxos has lost none of its essentially tranquil atmosphere. Despite its popularity in recent years, Anaxos has remained a resort known for its peaceful air, welcoming locals and many serial visitors.
If you are partial to virgin beaches you should definitely make the trip to Ambelia (also called ‘Mikri Tsichranda’), a beach about 3.5 kilometers away from Anaxos. A quiet, sandy shore and small turtle creek await you here while, a short drive away from Anaxos, Megali Tsichranda is ideal for a swim and a meal in one of the few tavernas lining the shore.
At a three-kilometer distance from the shore of Anaxos, Petra is one of the most popular seaside locations in Lesvos. While its broad range of hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants offers a variety of accommodation and entertainment options to visitors, Petra has for the most part retained its essentially relaxed atmosphere. Petra beach extends for a distance of three kilometers and a broad range of bars, tavernas and restaurants operate along the seafront. The organized beach includes numerous changing cabins and showers and, as it is lined with tamarisk trees, it is a good spot for a picnic.
Take a look across the bay and you will be greeted by the sights of numerous small islands: Agios Giorgis (Saint George), Mikro Nisi (Small Island), Glaronisi (Seagull Island) and Myrmigki (Ant). Accessible by boat from Petra, these small uninhabited isles provide a habitat for a range of wild bird species and, if you are feeling adventurous, they are a suitable place to spend a night.